Period
to 15 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SCCM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCCM over the 6 months to 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
England > North West
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 111 94
Rank change year-on-year +10 -17 +1
Contract jobs citing SCCM 131 88 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.13% 1.55% 2.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.42% 14.31% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 57 89
North West median daily rate £328 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.25% -20.00% +20.97%
10th Percentile £157 £113 £163
90th Percentile £475 £371 £475
England median daily rate £325 £325 £340
% change year-on-year - -4.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 12
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -37.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £11.22 £9.63 £13.00
90th Percentile £28.24 £18.15 £24.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.85 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.85% -21.84% +5.56%

SCCM is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 798 615 747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.98% 10.80% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 393 399
North West median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +9.59%
10th Percentile £278 £213 £238
90th Percentile £588 £575 £562
England median daily rate £488 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +4.84% +9.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 23 19
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £39.00 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.90% +88.13% +48.07%
10th Percentile £12.06 £10.02 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £44.00 £56.65
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -18.18% +8.99%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the North West region over the 6 months to 15 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire 0 47 £280 -6.67% 2
Manchester -10 42 £306 +126.85% 16
Lancashire +11 24 £460 +8.24%
Merseyside +8 8 £225 +7.14% 3
Cumbria -1 8 £350 +57.30% 1
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 94 (71.76%) Windows
2 73 (55.73%) Active Directory
3 57 (43.51%) Citrix
4 49 (37.40%) Microsoft
5 45 (34.35%) VMware
6 42 (32.06%) Windows Server
7 36 (27.48%) ITIL
7 36 (27.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 34 (25.95%) Security Cleared
9 33 (25.19%) SC Cleared
10 32 (24.43%) Office 365
11 31 (23.66%) Migration
12 30 (22.90%) SAN
13 28 (21.37%) XenApp
14 27 (20.61%) SQL Server
14 27 (20.61%) Windows 10
15 26 (19.85%) IIS
15 26 (19.85%) MS Exchange
15 26 (19.85%) PowerShell
16 25 (19.08%) Windows 7
17 24 (18.32%) SCOM
17 24 (18.32%) Windows Server 2012
18 23 (17.56%) LAN
18 23 (17.56%) SQL
19 22 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
20 21 (16.03%) WAN
20 21 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
21 20 (15.27%) Skype for Business
22 19 (14.50%) DMZ
23 18 (13.74%) Windows Server 2003

SCCM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (19.85%) IIS
1 26 (19.85%) MS Exchange
2 20 (15.27%) Skype for Business
3 9 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (4.58%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.29%) Confluence
6 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.53%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.53%) Site Server
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (8.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 32 (24.43%) Office 365
2 13 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.29%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (22.90%) SAN
2 23 (17.56%) LAN
3 21 (16.03%) WAN
4 19 (14.50%) DMZ
5 17 (12.98%) DNS
5 17 (12.98%) TCP/IP
6 13 (9.92%) Skype
7 12 (9.16%) IPsec
8 11 (8.40%) NAS
9 10 (7.63%) VLAN
10 9 (6.87%) Ethernet
10 9 (6.87%) Firewall
11 6 (4.58%) DHCP
12 4 (3.05%) Internet
13 3 (2.29%) Reverse Proxy
14 1 (0.76%) Cisco IPT
14 1 (0.76%) Fibre Channel
14 1 (0.76%) IP Telephony
14 1 (0.76%) iSCSI
14 1 (0.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.53%) Big Data
4 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.53%) Power BI
5 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 16 (12.21%) MSI
2 3 (2.29%) JIRA
3 2 (1.53%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.76%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 17 (12.98%) Finance
2 12 (9.16%) Local Government
3 5 (3.82%) Back Office
4 3 (2.29%) Retail
5 2 (1.53%) Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (12.98%) Desktop Support
2 16 (12.21%) Architect
2 16 (12.21%) Support Engineer
3 14 (10.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (10.69%) Server Engineer
4 13 (9.92%) Desktop Engineer
4 13 (9.92%) SCCM Engineer
5 12 (9.16%) Analyst
6 10 (7.63%) Technical Architect
7 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Support
7 7 (5.34%) IT Support
7 7 (5.34%) Network Engineer
8 5 (3.82%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (3.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (3.82%) Applications Engineer
8 5 (3.82%) Consultant
8 5 (3.82%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 5 (3.82%) SCCM Specialist
8 5 (3.82%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (3.82%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.63%) Web Services
2 2 (1.53%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.76%) OCX
3 1 (0.76%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.74%) PKI
2 17 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (10.69%) Data Centre
4 10 (7.63%) Clustering
5 9 (6.87%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.29%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.29%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.53%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.53%) Replication
7 2 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.76%) BYOD
8 1 (0.76%) CCTV
8 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.76%) Tandem
8 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 94 (71.76%) Windows
2 42 (32.06%) Windows Server
3 27 (20.61%) Windows 10
4 25 (19.08%) Windows 7
5 24 (18.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (13.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (11.45%) Windows XP
9 13 (9.92%) Linux
9 13 (9.92%) Unix
10 11 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (7.63%) AIX
11 10 (7.63%) Solaris
11 10 (7.63%) Windows 2000
11 10 (7.63%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 10 (7.63%) Windows NT
12 3 (2.29%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.29%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.48%) ITIL
2 31 (23.66%) Migration
3 22 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (12.21%) Asset Management
4 16 (12.21%) Software Deployment
5 15 (11.45%) Configuration Management
6 12 (9.16%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (9.16%) Software Distribution
6 12 (9.16%) Time Management
7 11 (8.40%) Application Packaging
8 9 (6.87%) Deployment Automation
8 9 (6.87%) Server Building
9 8 (6.11%) Problem Management
9 8 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (5.34%) Patch Management
11 6 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (4.58%) DevOps
11 6 (4.58%) ITIL V3
11 6 (4.58%) Service Management
12 5 (3.82%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.85%) PowerShell
2 23 (17.56%) SQL
3 9 (6.87%) VBScript
4 7 (5.34%) VB
5 4 (3.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (25.95%) Security Cleared
2 33 (25.19%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.34%) MCSE
3 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.05%) MCP
5 3 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.53%) MCSA
6 2 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.76%) CCNA
7 1 (0.76%) CEH
7 1 (0.76%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.76%) Degree
7 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.76%) MCDST
7 1 (0.76%) MCITP
7 1 (0.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.16%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 73 (55.73%) Active Directory
2 36 (27.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (21.37%) XenApp
4 18 (13.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (12.98%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (10.69%) vSphere
7 12 (9.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 12 (9.16%) Hyper-V
8 11 (8.40%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (6.87%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (4.58%) VMware NSX
11 3 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (2.29%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (2.29%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.76%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (18.32%) SCOM
2 10 (7.63%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (7.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (5.34%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (5.34%) vCenter Server
5 6 (4.58%) NetBackup
5 6 (4.58%) WSUS
6 5 (3.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (3.05%) vMotion
8 3 (2.29%) HP SIM
8 3 (2.29%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (2.29%) SCOrch
8 3 (2.29%) SCVMM
8 3 (2.29%) SmoothWall
9 2 (1.53%) SafeCom
9 2 (1.53%) ThinApp
9 2 (1.53%) vRealize
10 1 (0.76%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 57 (43.51%) Citrix
2 49 (37.40%) Microsoft
3 45 (34.35%) VMware
4 17 (12.98%) HP
5 16 (12.21%) EMC
6 11 (8.40%) Cisco
6 11 (8.40%) Red Hat
7 10 (7.63%) Hitachi
7 10 (7.63%) IBM
7 10 (7.63%) McAfee
7 10 (7.63%) Sun
7 10 (7.63%) Symantec
8 9 (6.87%) Palo Alto
8 9 (6.87%) ServiceNow
9 8 (6.11%) Altiris
10 6 (4.58%) Capita
11 5 (3.82%) NetApp
11 5 (3.82%) Veritas
12 4 (3.05%) Brocade
12 4 (3.05%) Ivanti